I have just received details of the Will Michael Jazz Education Awards for 2016. The Will Michael Jazz Education Awards Panel is chaired by Ivor Widdison. His colleagues on the Panel are Dr Catherine Tackley, Bill Martin, Andrea Vicari and Richard Michael. The Awards were presented by Leslie East, Chair of the Jazz Committee of the Musicians’ Company, better known as the Worshipful Company, and are significant
supporters of jazz in the UK. Diplomas are awarded annually to music Hubs and Music Services in England and Scotland. They matter because they are the only means of according national recognition to those Hubs and Music Services which demonstrate an outstanding commitment to jazz education. The Diplomas are named in honour of Will Michael who until his death in 2008 was a hugely respected jazz educator
on the national stage; Will was also joint architect of the Awards Scheme.
The full report can be found at: Will Michael Jazz Education Awards 2016